Director of media and partnerships

John Matthews is Director of Media and Partnerships at Streamotion, an Australian digital B2C streaming and technology business. Streamotion is home to the ground-breaking sports streaming service, Kayo Sports and recently launched entertainment streaming service BINGE, as well as operating international streaming services WatchNRL and WatchAFL.

John joined Streamotion in June 2018, initially as Director of Customer Acquisition at Kayo Sports, and has 20 years’ experience in the Digital Marketing industry both domestically and internationally.

Prior to his role with Streamotion, John spent three years as Group Head of Performance and Media at APD in Singapore. In this role he was tasked with building out APD’s Digital Marketing capability across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

Before moving to Singapore, John spent 12 years in Australia building one of the country’s most successful independent Performance Marketing agencies, dgm, with a team of 70 working across SEO, Programmatic, Paid Social, PPC, Affiliate Marketing, Lead Generation and Data & Analytics.

His current role combines two of his passions, sport and marketing, with John responsible for overseeing all Media, Social, Partnerships and Distribution across the Streamotion portfolio of brands.

A Performance Marketer by trade, John is passionate about building great teams, delivering exceptional work and the development of people.

Why i am judging the awards....“I am excited to be joining The Drum Awards judging panel for the third consecutive year. It is always great to see the stand out work and thinking from agencies, brands and tech vendors across the region. This year I am looking forward to seeing how through the application of technology, data and marketing, companies are building solutions that drive real business change, going past vanity metrics that do not affect a business’s bottom line. Each year we see great examples of how companies are thinking creatively and utilising technology and data to solve business challenges and I have no doubt this year will be no different.”

Judging panel

Asha Gourinath

Lead For Digital Marketing & CRM | Growth Markets For SEA

Naomi Rajendram

Head of Marketing Technologies (MarTech)
PwC South East Asia

Sonal Patel

Managing Director, SEA 


Managing Director Media Group
DAN Singapore

Laura Quigley

Senior Vice President, APAC
Integral Ad Science

Thomas Wolf

Head of Online Marketing & CRM

Dawn Chan

International Business Director
South China Morning Post

Jenn Villalobos

Chief Digital and Technology Officer
Prudential Thailand

Athreyan Sundararajan

Vice President, Marketing & Brand Services
WarnerMedia SEAP

Ravi Shankar

Global Head of Digital Marketing

Jo Bjordal

Chief Marketing Officer

Jennifer Chase

vice president, digital sales, solutions & operations

Phillip Cowlishaw

head of adobe advertising cloud for asia pacific

Avery Akkineni


John Matthews

Director of media and partnerships

Sidharth Bhasin

Associate director, media procurement APAC
Johnson & Johnson

Allison Coley

Chief Client Officer, Asia-Pacific Global Client Lead, Huawei

James Sampson

regional head, partnerships & strategy
GrabAds at Grab

Michel De Rijk

ceo, apac

Steve Ford

Head of APAC Sales

Bob Du

Managing Director, Singapore

Marc Langenfeld

APEX Regional Lead, APAC
Publicis Media

Cindy Tan

VP, Display, APAC

Stephen Li

CEO, Asia Pacific

Diogo Andrade

Head of automation

Mohenesh Chamith Buthgumwa

Isobar & Response

Niall Hogan

Managing Director SEA,

Silas Lewis-Meilus

head of media, apac
GSK Consumer Health

Vivian Yeung

managing director
MediaCom Singapore